Finally: vCO Interactive Shell


I totally missed that! So my surprise was even bigger: vCO now has an interactive Shell (vCO-Cli) just like Python and PowerShell. Ok, maybe not really like them; but at least major step towards some much more usable environment. Now you can actually test code without starting a complete workflow everything going through this painful […]

vCAC: Dynamically execute Scripts in ExternalWFStubs Workflows with PowerShell

Property Definitions for executing custom scripts

Often you would like to customise one or two things with a script in one of the predefined workflow steps like ‘BuildingMachine’. However depending on your blueprint you do not neccessarily want to execute all of the scripts all time. Having some more dynamic selection would come in handy. This can be easily done with […]

vCO PowerShell Plugin: Import-CliXml fails with System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException

When using the PowerShell plugin for vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) you might receive a ‘System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException’ exception when using ‘Import-CliXml’ with a PSCredential object. Furthermore, you might get the message: ‘The requested operation cannot be completed. The computer must be trusted for delegation and the current user account must be configured to allow delegation’. The reason behind […]

Updated vCAC Plugin for vCO

vCAC Inventory View

Yesterday I opened a Service Request at VMware because I had problems registering a vCAC host within vCO. The error (again) was related to SSL certifcate issues and that the vCO server (or its Java engine, to be more precise) would not want to accept the certificate from the vCAC host. So when I called […]

vCenter Orchestrator does not start with “java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space” error

Today I want to share a funny experience we had with a clean vCO 5.1 install … Having a freshly installed vCenter 5.1 with an integrated installation of vCO upon first startup the vCO Service did not start and took (15!) minutes to finally reach a state where it was between starting and stopping. The […]

Access UNC Shares from VCO

In certain cases you might want to access a UNC share from a VCO instance. This is especially true when you have a mainly Windows based environment with more than one VCO instance. In addition it comes in handy when you implement the VCO Powershell Bridge I presented earlier. First you have to run the […]

Protected: vCO to PowerShell Bridge (without VMware PlugIn)

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Protected: Module: biz.dfch.vCO.ChargeBack.Api

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Protected: Module: biz.dfch.vCO.System.Logging

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Protected: vCenter Orchestrator Development Environment

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